The 25th Anniversary Point Pleasant Elks Fluke Tournament has no where to go but up after last year’s weather disaster that resulted in a cancellation. A cash payout of $40,000 is anticipated in the Powerboat Division based on a minimum of 250 entries — and there should be about $30,000 in Calcuttas in addition.

There’s also a Kayak Division with a catch and photograph format for the 12th time with product prizes.

Entry fees are $125 per powerboat with up to four anglers up to July 24, and $195 after that. Kayak entries are $50 by July 24, and $65 afterwards. There are also Veteran’s cash swards for those who show identification at the weigh-in. The captains meeting is on Friday in the Elks Lodge at 820 Arnold Ave. from 7-9 p.m.  For info call 732 899-7638 or visit http://www.pointpleasantelks.org

Shore fishing was slow today, but I released three blues in the 3-4-pound class on a small Yo-Zuri popper just before the downpour this morning in Shark River, and joined Bob Correll in the Bay Head surf late in the afternoon where we both released two small blues on metal. Bob said he saw one Spanish mackerel jump in the wash.

AOL hasn’t let me open reports this evening. Will catch up tomorrow.

Paul Haertel reports that the JCAA will add another fluke tournament next month as follows:

“The Jersey Coast Anglers Association is pleased to announce that we will be running a second fluke tournament this summer on August 16th, 17th and 18th. We are going to try an exciting new format and see how much interest it generates. For seven years in a row, we have had bad weather or a bad weather forecast on the day of our tournament. Therefore, this tournament will run for three days with hope that we will have good weather on at least one day. We realize that not everyone can fish two or three days, so to be fair to everyone, each boat will be limited to fishing only one day. However, each entrant will be able to choose the day they fish. The other major change is that the 1st through 5th place prizes will be based on the total weight of each entrant’s three largest fluke. This will take some of the luck factor out of the tournament and we are also limiting the number of anglers to 4 per boat to keep it a level playing field. Based on a minimum of 250 boats, 1st place will be $5000, 2nd place $2500, 3rd place $1500 and there will be gift certificates from our sponsors for 4th and 5th place. Additionally, there will be a $1000 prize for the largest fluke in caught in the tournament. We will also have $50 and $100 three fluke Calcuttas, $50 and $100 single fluke Calcuttas and even a $50 single seabass Calcutta.
The Jersey Coast Anglers Association is pleased to announce that we will be running a second fluke tournament this summer on August 16th, 17th and 18th. We are going to try an exciting new format and see how much interest it generates. For seven years in a row, we have had bad weather or a bad weather forecast on the day of our tournament. Therefore, this tournament will run for three days with hope that we will have good weather on at least one day. We realize that not everyone can fish two or three days, so to be fair to everyone, each boat will be limited to fishing only one day. However, each entrant will be able to choose the day they fish. The other major change is that the 1st through 5th place prizes will be based on the total weight of each entrant’s three largest fluke. This will take some of the luck factor out of the tournament and we are also limiting the number of anglers to 4 per boat to keep it a level playing field. Based on a minimum of 250 boats, 1st place will be $5000, 2nd place $2500, 3rd place $1500 and there will be gift certificates from our sponsors for 4th and 5th place. Additionally, there will be a $1000 prize for the largest fluke in caught in the tournament. We will also have $50 and $100 three fluke Calcuttas, $50 and $100 single fluke Calcuttas and even a $50 single seabass Calcutta.

This tournament is being run on short notice so there will only be four weigh-in stations this year, located in central part of our state. The weigh-in stations will be Fishermen’s Den in Belmar, Capt. Bills Landing Marina in Manasquan, Creekside Outfitters in Waretown and Fisherman’s Headquarters in Ship Bottom. However, if this new format works, we will add more weigh-in stations to the north and south next year. We hope to take the best features of both of our tournaments and combine them into one really good tournament next year.

The awards ceremony and Country Style Barbeque will be held at the Brick Athletic League Building from 5-9 PM on August 18th.  Barbequed chicken, pulled pork, sausage & peppers, baked beans, corn on the cob, coleslaw, macaroni salad, soda and water will be served and you can BYOB as well. We will have a 50/50 and live entertainment will be provided by Ken and the Escorts!

Entry fee per boat (up to 4 anglers) is $125 by 8/9 or $150 after 8/9. The entry fee includes two admissions to the Awards Ceremony/BBQ but additional tickets may be purchased for $25 each.  You may sign up online until 11:59 PM on 8/15. For complete details and to print and application or to register online go to www.jcaa.org ,visit our Facebook page or call Paul at 973-943-8201.”

 

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